Directory : Water Directory 2013
PAGE 46 Water Directory 2013 WHO'S WHO: WATER ORGANISATIONS IN AUSTRALIA continuity of water and sewerage operations and ensuring risks to public health are minimised by: • Establishing regulatory provisions for recycled water and drinking water; • Incorporating, largely without change, Chapter 3 'Infrastructure and Service' of the Water Act 2000. The Queensland Water Supply Regulator ensures that service providers meet the regulatory provisions, and will continue to manage dam safety, water supply assets, and water and sewerage service providers. Essential Services Commission of Victoria www.esc.vic.gov.au The Commission is Victoria's independent economic regulator of essential services supplied by the electricity, gas, water and sewerage, ports and rail freight industries. In addition to its regulatory decision-making role in these sectors, the Commission also provides advice to the Victorian Government on a range of regulatory and other matters. Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) www.ipart.nsw.gov.au IPART is an independent body that oversees regulation of the water, gas, electricity and public transport industries in New South Wales. IPART's primary purpose was to regulate the maximum prices charged for monopoly services by government utilities and other monopoly businesses. Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission (ICRC) www.icrc.act.gov.au ICRC is a statutory body set up to regulate prices, access to infrastructure services and other matters in relation to regulated industries and to investigate competitive neutrality complaints and government-regulated activities. The Commission also has responsibility for licensing utility services and ensuring compliance with licence conditions. Essential Services Commission of South Australia (ESCOSA) www.escosa.sa.gov.au ESCOSA's objective is to protect the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services. Essential services are defined as being electricity, gas, water and sewerage, maritime, rail and any other services prescribed from time to time. Economic Regulation Authority of Western Australia (ERA) www.erawa.com.au ERA is the independent economic regulator for Western Australia. It regulates monopoly aspects of the gas, electricity and rail industries and licenses providers of gas, electricity and water services. ERA also inquires into matters referred to it by the State Government. Utilities Commission of the Northern Territory (UCNT) www.utilicom.nt.gov.au The Utilities Commission of the Northern Territory is the independent industry regulator, established to oversee those industries declared to be regulated industries. The Commission is responsible for the promotion and safeguard of competition and fair and efficient market conduct or, in the absence of a competitive market, the simulation of competitive market conduct and the prevention of the misuse of monopoly power. Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator www.energyregulator.tas.gov.au The Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator administers the licensing system for the water and sewerage corporations; establishes and administers the customer service code; monitors the performance of the water and sewerage industry and reports on the performance of regulated water and sewerage corporations; and regulate prices, terms and conditions for water and sewerage services.
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